A little bit of everything
When I read the back story of the Polysha Foundation my heart warmed and at the same time it broke. It inspired me to write this story. This is not about Yves and Sharon Polycarpe, but their story did inspire this one. This is a work of fiction which is loosely based on the true story of Yves Polycarpe's family, found on the " About Us " page of the Polysha Foundation's website. I have done my best, through research and looking at numerous pictures, to make Bronte Lamarre's story...
I had to do a training about preventing or stopping child abuse to be eligible to volunteer at my new church, and I shared my notes form it here. This training really works. I heard a story while I was there about a janitor who was employed by the diocese,and a church volunteer. They were working on some project outside, and across the street was an apartment building. Every day, this guy would rush out of his house when the school bus got there. he stayed out until the bus pulled away, and all the kids were gone then returned to his house alone. Daily. At first you'd think he was rushing out happily to meet his kid or something, Both the janitor and the volunteer had this same training I'm passing my notes on for here, so they knew to be watching for stuff any time they saw a crowd of kids around nearby and this behavior was really bad.The janitor told the volunteer he'd been watching that guy,"If I ever see him come back with a kid, I'm going over there."One day, the weirdo went back to his apartment with two little girls,probably kindergarten or first grade. The janitor said,"I'm going over there" The volunteer said, "Me too. I'll call the police and meet you at the door." The janitor banged on the door like crazy and yelled. The weirdo answered the door, and claimed the two girls were his nieces and he was babysitting. The janitor asked the little girls if this was true, was this their uncle, did they know him? Nope. They both had all their clothes on, and he had not laid a hand on them (yet). The volunteer called the police and hurried to join his co-worker. The janitor filled him in when he got there,and so now there was two guys standing there refusing to leave and waiting for the police to arrive. The police came and arrested the man. They said they had noticed the same thing, but until they actually saw him with a kid, they couldn't do anything,but they said, "You just saved those two little girls." 'Nuff said. so here you go. Lots of wonderful and life saving (in the sense of stopping trauma and tragedy, and possibly literally life as well) crammed into however many pages this is. Please read it, it could change a life or several and give you more tools to protect your own kids too. Godspeed. http://crosscastle1982.blogspot.com/2015/06/everyones-responsibility-pt-1notes-from.html#.VW011Kg0ovU
The fifth and final in the series. I hope something in it ministers to somebody, no matter where you are in your road to Jesus. I may do more teaching on this topic, and on other similar or gender-related topics. However, with this information and the videos, I think I have said all that needs to be said (by me at least) as far as getting free, and staying free, and it applies to almost anything, not just sexuality. Godspeed.
I really want answers here. I hope my questions were clear. I am not yet certain if the deuterocanonical books are inspired and hold the same weight as the books I grew up with, but I will go ahead and read them prayerfully. My problem with Sirach, from the other parts I have read, is that he was (from what we can tell by the translations anyway) a total misogynist, but I will address that when the relevant passages actually come up. I have struggled long and hard with issues of misogyny in church and in the Bible, and if Sirach is to be taken as authoritative, then I may have to start all over.
Do not believe the demo-publicans... Russell Means was right as rain about that. I have posted a lot of blogs that would lead some to classify me as a conservative. I am not. Just setting the record straight.
Single parenting need not be the end of the world. A salute to all the dads out there trying their best, and to the hero inside that is perhaps almost buried sometimes by self-doubt. Keep your chin up; it's worth it, and you have what it takes. It'll be all right in the end, you'll see.
Lots of great feast days to look forward to. I think this church is going to be a good thing for me. Divine Mercy Sunday is of singular interest, at least for me. There is a wonderful story behind that special day. I hope this gives others something new to look forward to this Easter Time, too. :) Godspeed
I am very much looking forward to this season. I think it will offer a lot of opportunities to volunteer to put up/take down decorations and get to know people at church. I usually meet people through volunteering at places. :) I am counting down the days...